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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Thul-Hijjah 16, 1440
In the Name of Allah The Most Merciful The Bestower or Mercy This is a brief account on the Fiqh (jurisprudence) of I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque) which I have embarked upon with an introduction and clarification. As for the introduction...


(Continued) Tips that make self-reckoning easier There are some methods that would assist a person to call himself to account and make that process easier; they are as follows: 1. Knowing that the more effort he exerts in calling his so...


The month of generosity and giving Another blessing of the month of Ramadan is the increase in brotherhood, mutual love, care, and generosity and charity towards the poor and the needy. The meetings of the Suhoor, the pre-dawn meal, and the Iftaar, ...


Muslims should not neglect the seasons of worship; rather, they must be among the first to excel in and compete in them. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {So for this let the competitors compete.}[Quran 83:26] So, we must try our best to recei...


It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Fasting is a shield (from Hell)." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Another narration by Ahmad, may Allah ...


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RAMADAN 1440 > Soul Purification >

Make Your Ramadan Plans in Advance-II

Open a bright new page with Allah

Open a new page with Allah The Almighty by knowing Him, drawing closer to Him, and returning to Him. Open a new page with the Messenger of Allah,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), by adhering to his Sunnah (Prophetic tradition); with one’s parents by obeying them and being dutiful to them; and with society by being a righteous and useful person. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "The best of people is the one who benefits them most." Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullaah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "When you fast, let your hearing, your sight, and your tongue fast as well by abstaining from lying and prohibited matters. Do not harm one’s neighbors, and clothe yourself with the garment of solemnity and tranquility on the day of fasting. Do not make the day of fasting and the day of not fasting the same."
Try to fast Ramadan twice
This happens by providing food for a fasting person to break his fast with whenever possible, even if it is little. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "The one who provides food for a fasting person to break his fast will receive a reward like him without affecting the reward of the fasting person in the least." [Muslim]
Make a self-reckoning sheet every day
Do not neglect taking yourself to account for any fault because if you do not busy your self with the truth, your self will busy you with falsehood. It would be great if you continued to take yourself to account even after Ramadan.
Adhere to the believing companions
The believing companions help you abide by the programs and goals of Ramadan, besides encouraging you to be mindful of it, reminding of it, and reviewing it. A man is insignificant when he is alone, and is great when he is with his fellows. Good friends encourage the person when he is active and support him when he is lazy. A well-known tradition says, "Befriend the person who helps you when you remember Allah and reminds you when you forget." Sufyaan Ath-Thawri  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him says, "Sit with the person who makes you relinquish this life and long for the Hereafter. Beware of sitting with people who indulge in talk about this life; they will spoil your religion and your heart." A person is known by the company he keeps.
Always have the intention to change
This happens by resolving to change yourself, your life, your goals, and your ambitions for the better. View the month of Ramadan as a new beginning for these goals To help you with this end, be frank and do not deceive yourself. List your failings and start reforming and changing them in the order of priority. Devise a program with a fixed term and do not hurry. Time is part of the cure. Beware of despair; despair is not a quality of the Muslim. Dreams of yesterday are realities of today, and dreams of today are realities of tomorrow. Even if you manage to change one manner or habit for the better, this would be perfect.
Worship Allah The Almighty by improving your morals and behavior
Acts of worship in Islam are means, not ends, and fasting is one of these acts of worship. It is not enough to abstain from food and drink while fasting; rather, the fasting person must purify his fasting of lying, backbiting, and insults. Imaam Ahamd  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, "The fasting person should watch his tongue; he should not argue, backbite, or do any act that blemishes his fasting.” The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "The person who does not abstain from saying false things and working accordingly, Allah The Almighty does not need him to abstain from eating and drinking." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Ramadan is a chance for the one who harms his neighbors to change his behavior. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Whoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day should treat his neighbor kindly." [Muslim] It is a chance to show sympathy with Muslims and concern about their affairs. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "The believers in their love, mercy, and compassion are like one body; if one organ aches, the whole body responds with wakefulness and fever." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
List the negative manners you have and make Ramadan a chance to abandon all of them or most of them.
Be a caller to goodness
Try your best to fulfill people's needs and be kind to them. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "A man who goes to fulfill his brother's need, (then he pointed with his finger), it will be better for him than making I‘tikaaf in this Masjid of mine for two months.”[Al-Haakim] Make life easy for insolvent people. In a Hadeeth (narration), the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "A person who makes things easy for an insolvent person, Allah will make things easy for him in this life and in the Hereafter." [Muslim] Alleviate the burdens from the servants and workers. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Whoever alleviates the burdens from His slave, Allah will forgive him and save him from Hell." [Ibn Khuzaymah]
So, go ahead, strive hard, and be determined to do good deeds. Do not let anybody reach Paradise before you!

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